Thursday, January 31, 2008
And this is the final dance of the first movie. I love it.
Evidently Kentucky Sports Radio is totally worth my time, even though I don't really care about sports...
The Japanese love the UK Cheerleaders!!
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Local Bird Infestation
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Let his family and friends grieve in peace.
The last thing any family needs during a time of mourning is for a ton of people who didn't personally have anything to do with the person air their dirty laundry all over the media.
Maybe he did have a drug problem. Maybe that is why he's gone. Even if it is, it doesn't matter. The end result is the same.
It's over. Let it go.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
I just received an email (which all my fellow students received as well) from the President of the University of Kentucky, Lee Todd. He was informing me of the Budget cuts to UK and other Kentucky public universities. They are fighting the cuts, but if passed, it could result in significant tuition raises, faculty lay-offs and program closures.
At first I was mad. Then I went to governor.ky.gov to see what Beshear had to say about this. And I must admit that I agree Kentucky needs to do something about their current situation (as do many other states evidently). And I also must admit that I very much agree with Governor Beshear's plan of action to solve the current Budget situation. I will quote from his 2008 Budget Address.
Do we want Kentucky money continuing to benefit the people of other states, or do we want to bring it home to improve the quality of life of our own people?
While estimates vary, it is safe to say that allowing limited expanded gaming in Kentucky would result in hundreds of million dollars in new tax revenue every year.
Kentuckians have overwhelmingly indicated that they want the right to vote on this issue, and it is time that you allow them to do so.
In the coming weeks, I will be submitting to this General Assembly a constitutional amendment which would allow the people of our state to vote on whether to allow limited expanded gaming in Kentucky.
I would very much like an opportunity to vote on this issue and I encourage you to decide where you stand on the issue and for it or against it, vote!!!
Monday, January 28, 2008
At least some people understand why Buffy is awesome.
This is one (of many) reasons why I love Susan, Hannah, Paul, my dad & brother and my sister-in-law's boyfriend Andrew.
Anyway, I think you should watch it.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
I went shopping yesterday with Diana!! Look what I got:
I rented it the other day and I watched it tonight. I really liked it. It made me cry. It has Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alec Baldwin in it. It's about an associate book editor, a 24-year old girl just trying to figure things out and start her career. She starts dating this older, 50-year old guy who is a well-known book editor. It's just about their relationship and her story of growing up and things like that.
Similar to the book, it wasn't my favorite. I didn't love it, but it was a good story and I enjoyed it.
If you're a girl, you should watch it. You might enjoy it, too.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
The Jumps are moving to Haiti!! Matt's mom and my mom have worked together for longer than I can remember. We grew up together as teachers kids, hanging out after school in the gym during faculty meetings and things like that! Kinda lost touch when I went the private school route and he remained in Jessamine County. But, he and his wife are moving to Haiti and they need our help! Click the link up there to check out their support letter and support them with your prayers and possibly money if you have a little extra for those who need it and will use it wisely!
Either way, check out what they have to say!
Friday, January 25, 2008
I really can't hear anything about these people without being in tears.
It's just such a misinterpretation of truth.
It's a perversion and it mortifies me.
"But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love."
-1 John 4:8
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
I cried when I read this.
That's not Jesus. That's not defended by Truth.
I am disgusted and ashamed and angry and sad on so many levels by this.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Chloe Sevigny recommends ResurrectionVintage for cool vintage clothes. (Glamour Feb. 08)
Check out Edun or Behnaz Sarafpour for environmentally conscious clothing! (Glamour Feb. 08)
Celebritystyleguide is the place to find out what celebs are wearing and where they got it! (Glamour Feb. 08)
Go to mymms.com to customize your m&ms for parties or special occasions!! (Cosmo Feb. 08)
Jen MacNeil has been doing one new thing every day for a year. Go see what new things she has come up with on her blog! (Cosmo Feb. 08)
NOMINATIONS PER PICTURE:
I KNOW WHO KILLED ME = 9 Nominations
Worst Screen Couple, Horror Movie, Screenplay, Director, Remake/Rip-Off,
Supporting Actress, Actress (2x), Picture
I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK & LARRY = 8 Nominations
Worst Screen Couple, Screenplay, Director, Supporting Actor (2x) Supporting Actress, Actor, Picture
NORBIT = 8 Nominations
Worst Screen Couple, Screenplay, Director, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Actor (2x) Picture
BRATZ = 5 Nominations
Worst Screen Couple, Remake/Rip-Off, Supporting Actor, Actress, Picture
DADDY DAY CAMP = 5 Nominations
Worst Screenplay, Director, Prequel/Sequel, Actor, Picture
CAPTIVITY = 3 Nominations
Worst Excuse for a Horror Movie, Director, Actress
Sunday, January 20, 2008
He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.
The great majority of us are required to live a life of constant duplicity. Your health is bound to be affected if, day after day, you say the opposite of what you feel, if you grovel before what you dislike, and rejoice at what brings you nothing but misfortune.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.
-Johann von Goethe
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You, too? Thought I was the only one."
We need not think alike to love alike.
A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they're not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they're not so bad.
-Arnold H. Glasgow
A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked.
Well, I just got on Glamour.com and bought a 2-year subscription (24 issues) for $20, but then I started thinking about how my mom found my Us Weekly and OK! magazines on ebay for cheaper. So I got on Ebay.
I got 2 years of Cosmo and 2 years of Allure for $19 total!
And then I got 1 year of InStyle for $9 total!
That's $50 I just spent and assuming I pay $9 again for another year of InStyle, that's $59 for 2 years of subscriptions (96 issues) to 4 magazines where I otherwise would have spent $400 over 2 years buying them every month!!
That's awesome!! Go to ebay and type in "Magazine Subscriptions" if you are like me and buy the magazines every month!!
(Although I probably wouldn't drink myself to sleep either way, but the movie thing...)
And what sucks about that is there are lots of people that tell me it looks better blonde.
And what I'm thinking is, "gee thanks...or not"
It's still fun to be "fake," but it gets old sometimes.
No, I know why. I just wish I would get over it.
They're just so cheap and I just love books so much.
When I'm done with school, I will read them all.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
I knew that it would be all hand-held cameras and I didn't think that would bother me. I saw Blair Witch Project and was totally fine. I don't get carsick. I thought I was good to go.
I was not.
About 25 minutes into the movie, I got soooooo nauseous that I couldn't even look at the screen anymore. I closed my eyes and even the lights flickering made me sick. So I watched about 25 minutes of the movie and then peeked every once in a while when I thought I could handle it.
From what I did see, I really liked it. The cinematography was great. I think J.J. Abrams is fantastic at everything. It was well done, from what I hear except for a couple of individual moments, you couldn't even tell it was special effects.
I would definitely recommend watching the videos online of the back stories and things like that before seeing it. Lewis & I did that today. But I think you will still like it okay even if you don't do that.
Overall, definitely worth seeing if you can handle the hand-held camera thing, which I evidently could NOT and I was pretty mad at myself about. I don't get car sick!! What the heck??
Anyway, anyone else see it? Thoughts??
These two started out and the first 30 seconds looked pretty good...and then they killed it...
Hellboy 2: The Golden Army
Never Back Down
This looks awesome and I can't wait to see it!
I can't decide on this one. Major rip-off of 28 Days Later, I Am Legend, and Dawn of the Dead.
And then of course, I would see this even if it looked completely stupid (which is doesn't...so far).
Thursday, January 17, 2008
10 Signs You Are Totally Obsessed With Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
1. If someone says "bunny" it reminds you of "Buffy" 'cuz they sound alike.
2. When you are doing a religious word-search, you see the words "glory, faith, cross, stake and dawn" and you immediately think of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
3. One a list of your favorite movies, you put "possible second Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie".
4. You wrote this list or one like them.
5. You watch totally crappy movies, like Scooby Doo, just to see "Buffy" actors in them.
6. You're over the age of 12 and you still pass out "Buffy" valentines.
7. There's a boy you know namrd "Alexander Harris" and you refuse to call him anything but Xander.
8. You watch every movie Xander ever quoted from.
9. You've made one or more websites about Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
10. Five or more of the signs apply to you.
...and realized that we've reached a point from which there is no return...
...and I don't even care...
...and I still might spend $20 on 32 Buffy Valentines from 2003 that I found...
...and if you get one in the mail, you will LOVE it.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
But I'm young and I'm in school and I won't do it.
But I just needed to confess that I finally am at the point where if my options were more open, I WOULD do it. Lewis & I have talked about it a lot.
But we're young and in school and we won't do it now.
Blah blah blah. But summer of 2010 you better believe we'll be aiming at having a baby!
Monday, January 14, 2008
One of the tops stories of 2007 and on into year 2008 has been the enduring writer’s strike that has our favorite television shows on hold and studios by the throat as well as the testes. This is why you don't masturbate with a noose around your neck, it's dangerous.
Network studios make millions off of re-runs from television shows, DVDs, and internet webcasts of TV shows and movies, and the writers get basically next to nothing for their work in the grand scheme of things, something along the lines of 2.5%. That’s like going to work and getting paid in wampum and a half eaten subway sandwich. Writers took a pay cut to help a struggling home video market back in the 80s under the condition that they get that money back when the market settles and is on it’s feet. It’s a lot like selling a car and getting paid with an IOU. Last time I checked real life isn’t like monopoly, it’s more like Jenga, you make the wrong move and it all comes tumbling down for you.
TV and movie writers don’t get the royalties like that of book authors or songwriters, and they aren’t always working. If writer’s in fact write all the time, they would become disconnected from reality and lose touch with what interests’ people. When this happens, you get crap like the movie The Brothers’ Grimm, which I have written about previously as two hours of my life I wish I could get back, but illicit drug use could have also contributed to this.
For some, the strike is ruining lives. For some, it’s just entertainment, for others it is their livelihood and a means to support a family. People across the nation are being forced into watching reality TV, re-runs, and god forbid reading a book. If reading books becomes a trend, I can’t say that I like where this society is headed – kidding.
While a few less dumbasses, and a little less illiteracy would be nice, this whole situation is like the plague affecting anything and everything that appears on the TV screen, and if boredom were a stock, it would make Microsoft look like that of Enron. It’s basically like all of our favorite shows are getting hott carl’ed right in front of our eyes and there’s nothing that we can do but sit back and watch. Trust me, that might even be worse than watching a beheading or Michael Jackson tucking your child in at night with a roofied up glass of 2% milk and ecstasy filled chocolate chip cookie- disgusting much? It’s as assenting as the sun also rises.
The main fear of fans of various television shows whether it be Grey’s Anatomy, Smallville, or even Desperate Housewives that no matter their successes, they may never come on again with a new episode and thus leaving us without closure and wondering what the hell about characters such as McDreamy (Grey’s) and Bizarro (Smallville). I mean, come on, it’s not like they bought a horse and moved to the mountains never to be heard from again. Let’s hope that’s not written: key word there.
The words that you hear coming from the mouth of these characters, was written not by Patrick Dempsey, but a writer or a whole damn posse of them. The same goes for when and if he walks across a room trips and falls on a scalpel and from there on you have the repercussions of this incident, whether or not he meets a hot nurse giving him stitches or has an extremity amputated due to a gangrenous infection, okay that’s a bit too optimistic. The fact remains, the ideas, the imagination, came from the head of a writer and on to the page or laptop screen before them and then is performed by your favorite actors on the particular shows you watch. It’s not like these actors just go to work, shoot from the hip and wing it. Contrary to what you may believe, Dennis Quaid doesn’t wake up in the morning, piss excellence, have his morning coffee, decide he wants to do a western and be filming by noon. The only exception to this would be Chuck Norris, who wakes up goes to a studio, kicks everyone’s ass in sight and people film it. Dialogue gets added in later. For him, there is no script, there are no words, there’s only the foot to ass action he delivers with the occasional, yet exceptional one liner.
We are about to cross the threshold into an era of television that is filled with things we’ve already seen and reality shows. E! will have to remove the exclamation mark because there is nothing exciting outside of Britney Spears going nuts and setting herself ablaze and Entertainment tonight will change their name to Boredom Tomorrow or Tedious Today.
Shows such as Rock of Love and Talk Sex with Sue Johannson will rule the airways, and I hope there’s never a day that I want to hear about the intricacies of anal fornication or anything to do with Bret Michaels, because no one has cared who and what he does since 1987. Another shot of love with Tila Tequila will be much more than I can handle no matter the amount of salt and lime, The Real World will have to become far from it, my personal favorite – The Pick Up artist will begin anew with emphasis on picking up out of work actresses and the next season of The Hills will propel Lauren Conrad into legend with all of her good looks and excessive drama that sucks us in like a golf ball through a hose and a nearby Paris Hilton. Twenty years later, we will wonder just what in the hell her importance as well her relevance in society was and it will be debated much like the existence of God versus the big bang theory.
If the aforementioned doesn’t lead you to a state of excite or fright, chances are you find your own life more interesting than that of others. If this strike is ruining your life, the networks would likely encourage you to get one. Remember, there is in fact a world beyond the room where your TV is located and if you thought that it is pathetic how insects are drawn to light, most of us are no different. Things like this are why people have to get cut out of their house, well that and a food addiction or agoraphobia.
Don’t start chugging the Clorox just yet, things may turn out and we may once again be mesmerized by fictitious characters instead of ones from a skewed version of reality.
January 13, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Movies I haven't seen yet (that are out), but I want to!!
The Bucket List
National Treasure: Book of Secrets
Atonement (reading the book first)
Love in the Time of Cholera (reading the book first)
The Kite Runner (reading the book first)
Dan in Real Life
The Great Debaters
I'm Not There
Lars and the Real Girl
27 Dresses (Jan. 18)
Cloverfield (Jan. 18)
The Air I Breathe (Jan. 25 - LA/NY)
Fool's Gold (Feb. 8)
Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show (Feb. 8 - limited)
Definitely, Maybe (Feb. 15)
Jumper (Feb. 15)
Step Up 2 The Streets (Feb. 15)
Vantage Point (Feb. 22)
Charlie Bartlett (Feb. 22)
The Other Boleyn Girl (Feb. 29)
Penelope (Feb. 29 - limited)
The Accidental Husband (March 7)
21 (March 28)
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (May 16)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (May 23)
The Happening (June 13)
The Incredible Hulk (June 13)
Get Smart (June 20)
Wanted (June 27)
Hancock (July 4)
The Dark Knight (July 18)
Sara, our girls bible study leader, sent me this email today and I wanted to share some of it with you. I was encouraged by what she had to say and I think maybe you will be too!!
I read a book "The Language of God" by Francis Collins, one of the key scientists in the Human Genome Project, that deals with reconciling scientific belief with faith--very fascinating, and one of his most profound statements (for me) was this: imagine that the Truth, the Word of God, is pure, clean water; but this water is then filtered through rusty, contaminated containers--US!! sinful, fallen people. That doesn't mean that the Truth is inherently changed. In its original state, it is perfect and true. But we mess it up. And that is just humanity, the state of our world, the state of our churches. We do screw it up. But that doesn't make it any less True. And it is our responsibility to proclaim that truth.
(She also mentioned a verse in Isaiah that talks about how God calls his followers to be - bold, but also gentle, loving.)
1-4 "Take a good look at my servant.
I'm backing him to the hilt.
He's the one I chose,
and I couldn't be more pleased with him.
I've bathed him with my Spirit, my life.
He'll set everything right among the nations.
He won't call attention to what he does
with loud speeches or gaudy parades.
He won't brush aside the bruised and the hurt
and he won't disregard the small and insignificant,
but he'll steadily and firmly set things right.
He won't tire out and quit. He won't be stopped
until he's finished his work—to set things right on earth.
Far-flung ocean islands
wait expectantly for his teaching."
-Isaiah 42: 1-4 (The Message version)
(And she ended with this...)
We as Christians need to point out those stop signs, to stand for the Truth, to walk in both gentleness and boldness and speak to the world of a loving God. This is my prayer for you---that you will not compromise your beliefs, what you know to be True, in order to love people. Love them with boldness and gentleness. That is how Jesus loved people. As Jesus said to the woman who was caught in adultery, No one is fit to judge and condemn you. But "go and sin no more." And don't give up on the church. It has survived and sometimes thrived for 2,000 years despite the people who call themselves Christians, yet forget to love in Christ's name. Be part of the body that has the wisdom to walk in gentleness and the courage to walk in boldness.
I think that I need to take my focus off of how upset I am with the church as a whole and how upset I am with those Christians who just butcher the name of Christ and instead focus my attention on just being who I'm supposed to be. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. I remember those.